Five Rivers Living Environment Teacher Institute: Wild about Wetlands
Dates: Tues., August 22 – Thurs., August 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with an evening program on Wednesday (light dinner provided)
Location: Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Cost: $50.00 for resources, refreshments and transportation
To register or for more information, call 518-475-0291 or email 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Join in this summer’s Living Environment Institute (LEI), Wild about Wetlands, as we explore these varied and sometimes highly specialized habitats. Wetlands are accessible to teachers and educators throughout New York State. They include river shores, vernal pools, swamps, streams, salt marshes and more. We’ll view wetlands across disciplines, seeking to use them as a catalyst for student interest and learning. Chris Bowser, recipient of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Quality Award, will join staff from Five Rivers Environmental Education Center to lead investigations of a variety of wetland habitats. During a field experience, LEI participants will learn first-hand why his programs in the Hudson River watershed engage thousands of New York students and hundreds of educators annually. Bring home valuable ideas, standards-based curriculum and activities, and connect with a network of peers.
Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1905.html for more information.